Practice Areas
 

The Law Firm of Pawar Gilgallon & Rudy, LLC provides aggressive legal representation to businesses and individuals in a wide range of issues such as business and contract disputes, corporate matters, residential and commercial real estate matters, consumer fraud, civil rights, criminal defense and expertise in federal litigation. Our focus is first and foremost on the client’s needs.

Business & Commercial Law

We serve as attorneys for individuals and small-to-medium sized companies in commercial litigation in their capacity as both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Below are just some of the types of commercial litigation / business litigation that this law firm can handle for you:

  • Breach-of-contract claims
  • Partnership disputes
  • Stock-holder disputes
  • Fraud
  • Business torts
  • Property damage
  • Defamation (libel and slander)
  • Sale of goods / Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters
  • Employment matters

In our transactional practice, we advise and represent clients in many type and size transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, corporate recapitalizations, restructurings and reorganizations; alternative entities (partnerships, limited liability companies, business trusts, etc.); joint ventures and employment, licensing and other corporate arrangements; private and public placements of debt and equity securities; private equity investments; initial public offerings; domestic and cross border tax-advantaged transactions; project finance; etc. In our diverse practice, we handle the above situations and events for clients from mid-sized and early stage to larger multi-nationals, as well as investment firms, both privately and publicly owned.

With our representation in financial transactions, we represent borrowers and lenders in a broad range of financing transactions, including long and short-term traditional working capital, asset-based credit facilities, bridge loans and acquisition financings, secured/unsecured, leveraged leasing, syndications and participations, handling all aspects from negotiation and documentation to closing. We also introduce our valued clients to our many traditional and non-traditional lending, financing and funding sources and relationships.

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Consumer Fraud

It is an unfortunate reality that business and industry often value profits over consumer safety and fair dealing. Some of the examples of this reality include:

  • Defective products which injure or kill or which don’t work properly
  • Advertising misrepresentations of the quality of merchandise
  • “Bait and Switch”, purposely-confusing consumer contracts, and other fraud
  • Unfair or harrassing debt collection practices
  • Bad faith denial of insurance coverage
  • Investment scams
  • “Redlining” or other discrimination in real estate sales and rentals
  • “Lemon” automobiles

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Government Law

We provide government and legislative advocacy on behalf of public and private companies, public and private sector labor organizations, charitable and not-for-profit organizations, minority owned small businesses, government agencies, professional associations, sports and entertainment companies, institutional and individual clients. In general, we help clients navigate the intricate and very often daunting state and local government maze, finding creative solutions to the complex challenges posed by government regulation in order to help our clients achieve their organizational goals and objectives.

We also counsel our clients in dealing with crisis management situations, formulating anticipatory internal and external public affairs strategies, developing and managing government relations, community relations and in building of constituency groups and coalitions.

Our attorneys have experience representing public entities in various litigation and other legal matters. We also regularly appear before Planning Boards and Board of Adjustments.

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Litigation

Appeals, litigation and trials. The breadth of our litigation expertise is far-reaching. We have extensive experience in litigation from pre-litigation strategies, trials, all the way to appellate courts.

Litigation practice can be time-consuming and expensive. However, at our Law Firm, you get the same quality representation given by large firms but at a fraction of the cost. In addition, our lawyers work with the clients to strategize the results sought by the client.

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Municipal Courts

Our Firm handles traffic violations, municipal court appearances, trials, appeal de novo, speeding tickets, reckless driving, hit and run, suspended license, and charges involving Driving While Intoxicated. Our lawyers represent the rights of drivers and other clients who are facing charges in municipal courts throughout New Jersey.

Effective defense is worth the investment. When you consider the expenses associated with a conviction for traffic offenses including DWI / DUI, which include not only court fines and costs but the possibility of increased insurance premiums, points on your motor vehicle driving record and incarceration, hiring an attorney for criminal defense is money well spent.

Our attorneys include former and current municipal prosecutors and bring an unique perspective in the advocacy of our clients.

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Real Estate Law

We put our extensive real estate experience to work for our clients to help them execute diverse and sophisticated transactions. We also handle real estate disputes, representing real estate developers and brokers, as well as commercial landlords and tenants. From term sheet to closing, our attorneys regularly represent real estate developers, funds, investors, lenders and borrowers in the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, refinancing and sale of multi-family, retail, office, industrial and hotel properties. We also provide counsel on the structuring and negotiation of sophisticated partnership, joint venture and limited liability company operating agreements.

Attorneys at the Firm represent clients in various real estate matters including:

  • Residential real estate transactions
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Preparation and review of purchase and sale agreements
  • Commercial lease drafting
  • Refinancing and mortgage issues
  • Land use, zoning, variance, easement, and environmental matters
  • And Others

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Wills, Trusts & Estate Administration

We represent individuals, fiduciaries, family businesses and other business entities, executives of private and public companies and not-for-profit organizations in areas including:

  • Estate and Tax Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate, Fiduciary and Related Litigation

We also prepare estate plans, including wills, trust instruments, intra-family agreements and related documents and provide advice regarding gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxation and the income taxation of estates and trusts. Our goal is to ensure the most expert representation as to each of our client’s individual needs and objectives, while remaining involved in the very human side of each client’s legal issues, guiding them through critical decisions and offering counsel and comfort in difficult times.

Estate Planning and Administration

Understandably, you might feel overwhelmed and not clear of your responsibilities as an Executor or Administrator. We will work closely with you to address your responsibilities and fulfill your role, such as:

  • Gathering assets
  • Notifying beneficiaries
  • Paying bills of the estate
  • Selling a home or liquidating assets
  • Transferring deeds and re-titling assets
  • Disbursements to heirs
  • Filing tax returns and accounting statements

If any disputes arise, we will act quickly to secure your rights and defend the service you have provided.

Probate Representation

Our firm can also provide the following services:

  • Assisting Executors who live in other states
  • Petitioning the probate court for your appointment as administrator if the person died intestate (without a will)
  • Serving as a third-party administrator if there is a family dispute
  • Keeping tabs on an executor to prevent unfair distribution (e.g., exclusion of step-children or half-siblings)
  • Representing clients in breach of fiduciary duty accusations

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